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Feb 9, 2013 9:00pm CST
gathered to pay their final respects to 15 year old hadiya pendleton. >> good evening, i'm robert jordan. >> i'm jackie bange. dan ponce joins us with tonight's top story: >> it was a very high-profile visit from first lady michelle obama, who attended the funeral along with the state's top leaders and other dignitaries. but none of them spoke during the service. the family wanted the focus to be on hadiya pendleton, who is the current face of gun violence in chicago. and choreography during the nearly three hour funeral service for hadiya pendleton. her casket at front of the greater harvest baptist church on the south side as mourners paid their respects. before the service, first lady michele obama spent about 30 minutes with pendleton's closest friends and relatives. mrs. obama then greeted the other dignitaries and leaders who attended the funeral. >>the most moving part of the service was the five minutes hadiya pendleton's mother spoke to the congregation: >> don't know everything, you don't know how hard this really is. and those of you that do no hard this is, i'm sorry
Feb 12, 2013 12:00pm CST
charges. two reputed gang members accused of shooting and killing 15- year-old hadiya pendleton are scheduled to appear in court today for a bond hearing. 18-year-old micheail ward and 20-year-old kenneth williams are charged with hadiya pendleton's murder. police superintendent garry mccarthy says ward has confessed to pulling the trigger and williams is the accused getaway driver. detectives say the motive was revenge for a shooting back in july by a rival gang, in which williams was wounded. mccarthy says police made an arrest in that case, but williams refused to press charges. he says instead, on january 29th, ward and williams mistook hadiya pendleton and her friends for members of that rival gang and shot at them.. killing hadiya and injuring two others. rival gang goes and shoots girls? it was a volleyball team. it was not a rival gang thing. they were cowards. that is what you are. you're a coward. the chicago tribune reports ward was still on the street after he violated probation three times for break-ins and trespassing. in two of those cases the violations were n
Feb 10, 2013 9:00pm CST
have that. but...she says it is comforting to know police are making progress one day after hadiya pendleton was laid to rest. police say two persons of interest are being questioned. they were pulled over early this morning near 67th and south chicago. police say mayor rahm emanuel personally called hadiya's parents to share the news. they won't share their thoughts publicly until charges are officially filed. but shatira wilks...hadiya's cousin and the family's spokesperson... shared hers. if there's any truth to this it is comforting to know that one less killer is off the streets possibly. on tuesday hadiya's family will be in washington d-c invited guests for the president's state of the union address. and there's word from the white house... the president will take his policy proposals to the people..with 3 stops including one in chicago on friday where he'll talk about gun violence. some had called on the president to attend hadiya's funeral... but the first lady michelle obama came instead... along with hundreds of dignitaries, relatives and friends.. they packed a southsid
Feb 8, 2013 12:00pm CST
has drawn national attention. a visitation will be held for hadiya pendleton this afternoon, followed by a wake and funeral tomorrow. first lady michelle obama will attend the funeral. she'll be joined by white house adviser valerie jarrett, and education secretary arne duncan... who once headed the chicago public schools. pendleton was shot at a park last week, a mile from the obamas' home in kenwood. a lyric opera performer, burned in the face during a rehearsal is out of the hospital. and here's how wesley daniel looks now. the accident happened monday while daniel practiced a fire- breathing stunt. wesley's father told reporters his son is still speaking in a "whispery croak" and mostly communicating with hand gestures. it'll be another week or so before he gets his voice back. another a-t-m scam at northern trust bank- this time in the northern suburbs. police in lake forest are working with northern trust on this most recent a-t-m fraud case. authorities found a skimming device attached to an a-t-m in the lobby of the bank's branch on east deerpath. this comes just one day a
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